Hinze, A., Rinck, M. & Streader, D. (2010). Anonymous mobile service collaboration: Quality of service. In K. Sachs, I. Petrov & P. Guerrero (Eds.), From Active Data Management to Event-Based Systems and More: Papers in Honor of Alejandro Buchmann on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6462/2010 (pp. 141-158). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
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Mobile services depend on user context and preferences, and a mobile user’s context is constantly changing. Many services are only available locally. The most appropriate service for a user’s context is not known in advance and a user may enter or leave a service’s range at any time. For a seamless user experience, services need to collaborate. These complex collaborations should be instantaneous yet anonymous – without disclosing user information. The paper proposes a new service collaboration model using event-based interaction. A prototypical implementation is used to demonstrate functionality, inter-operability, and generality of our solution. The solution guarantees ad-hoc service collaboration while protecting user information.
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